The British are frequently considered the best journalists on the planet, so it adds up that they would make fantastic documentaries. This list of the best British documentaries spans a wide range of topics with one constant: they are all excellent examples of British documentary filmmaking. Whether you're from the UK or not, if you enjoy documentaries and British perspective, then you you'll want to watch the films below.
Exit Through the Gift Shop was directed by famous graffiti artist Banksy, and tells the story of Thierry Guetta, who become known as the graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. To this day people still aren’t sure whether or not the entire project was a hoax orchestrated by Banksy.
Dont Look Back documented Bob Dylan’s 1965 tour of the UK. It is widely considered to be one of the finest documentaries ever made.
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Directed by: Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch
Directed by: Orson Welles
Directed by: Adam Curtis
Bitter Lake is an award winning 2015 BBC documentary by British filmmaker Adam Curtis. It argues that Western politicians have manufactured a simplified story about militant Islam into a good vs. evil argument, informed by and a reaction to Western society's increasing chaos and disorder, which they neither grasp nor understand. The film makes extended use of newsreels and archive footage, and intersperses brief narrative segments with longer segments that depict violence and war in Afghanistan.
Directed by: Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin